Cougars Take All in First Weekend of Dual Meets
PROVO -- BYU's medley relay team led-off for the Cougars with a win for the second time this weekend, sparking a 125-103 team victory over SDSU in the Richards Building Pool after last night's 141-102 win over UNLV.
"When Saturday morning rolls around after a Friday night meet it's tough to go again," said women's swimming coach Stan Crump. But the women proved they were up to the challenge, even after Crump mixed up the roster to give the women experience in different events. "They had a really, really good week of training," Crump added. "And it showed."
The Cougars took control of the meet early on, finishing first place in the first eight events against the Aztecs. The Cougar's 200 medley relay team, composed of junior Brittany Davis, sophomores Angela Goodson and Jamie Bloom and freshman Leilani Roberts, finished their race at 1:48.90 to set the tone for the remainder of the meet. Davis went on to finish first in the 100 free at 53.58, Goodson kept her pace in the 100 fly, finishing first at 58.71 and Roberts took the 200 free at 1:53.64.
Sophomore U-Nice Chan also posted a top time for the Cougars coming in at 10:39.53 in the 1000 free, almost six seconds ahead of second place. Sophomore Tara Bradshaw added a first-place finish in the 400 IM at 4:41.08, junior Sarah Woodbury finished the 50 free with a first place at 24.85 and senior Natasha Jones added points coming in at first at 58.97 in the 100 back.
BYU divers added points for the Cougars dominating the Aztecs on the 3-meter boards. Sophomore Angela Nelson took first on the 3 meter, scoring 275.78. Nelson was followed closely by sophomore teammate Kristin Pitt and freshman Kimberly Chang in second and third, respectively.
Crump said the Cougars are right where he wants them to be this early in the season and he expects a good competition when the women return to sea level next weekend for the Speedo Cup Invitational.
The men and women will report to Long Beach, Cali. Nov. 17-19 to compete in the Speedo Cup Invitational, while the divers host the BYU Diving Invitational at home.